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Anchor Packing Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This Canadian company got its start in 1909. Between 1917 and 1935, the company manufactured a wide range of packing materials. Anchor witnessed an expansion in production from 1939 until 1945, during wartime. Finally, Anchor became a subsidiary of Garlock in 1987, a phase that lasted until 1993 when the company put a stop to its operations. Anchor produced and distributed materials containing asbestos that were mostly used by the people working in industrial settings like refineries and shipyards.

Asbestos Screening

Anchor Packing employees exposed to asbestos

Since Anchor Packing Company, which specialized in manufacturing and distributing industrial sealing products, made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos before 1980, exposure to carcinogenic fibers was inevitable. Asbestos represents a health hazard only when fibers become airborne. Once they reach the inside of the body, asbestos fibers will slowly irritate the tissue of the organ they attach themselves to, which may, over several decades, result in a terrible disease. While lung disease is the most widespread among victims of asbestos exposure, other forms of cancer occur as well, such as esophageal and colorectal. Because the majority of people do not experience symptoms until their disease becomes very severe, the prognosis of most asbestos victims is usually unfavorable.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Anchor Packing or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Anchor Packing employees.

Thousands of Anchor Packing employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

The family members of former Anchor Packing Company employees are prone to lung disease too


Due to lack of adequate industrial hygiene, secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of Anchor Packing Company workers. For this reason, if you shared a living space with a person who was employed at this company during the last century, you should closely monitor your health, as you are also susceptible to lung disease and cancer. It is estimated that 10% of people who struggle with asbestos-related diseases fell ill because of secondary exposure. There are numerous ways in which secondary exposure would take place in the households of workers, such as when women shook out their husbands’ asbestos-laden clothes before doing the laundry. Toxic fibers would thereby be released in the air, which anyone in close proximity could inhale.

If you inhabited the same house as someone who was employed at Anchor Packing Company before 1980 and is now suffering from a disease which might have been caused by secondary exposure, we strongly advise you to take legal action. With the assistance of our lawyers, you can easily recover the compensation you deserve from the liable party. So far, our law firm has helped over 200,000 asbestos victims and we are confident we will achieve the most satisfactory results for you as well. The only documents you need to bring are the employment records of the asbestos worker in question and your medical records as proof of asbestos exposure and, respectively, diagnosis. Afterward, our lawyers will promptly take over your case. For additional information, please feel free to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.